Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) November 29, 2018

Hibbett Sports, Inc.
(Exact Name Of Registrant As Specified In Its Charter)

(State of Incorporation)
(IRS Employer
File Number)
Identification No.)

2700 Milan Court
Birmingham, Alabama  35211
(Address of principal executive offices)

(205) 942-4292
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Item 8.01.   Other Events.

On November 29, 2018, the Board of Directors of Hibbett Sports, Inc. authorized the continuation of the company’s existing 2015 Stock Repurchase Program (Program) until January 29, 2022.  Prior to the Board’s authorization, the Program had been scheduled to expire on February 2, 2019.   As of November 29, 2018, we had purchased 4,854,316 shares of common stock at a cost of approximately $114.1 million under the Program, leaving approximately $188.0 million remaining for future stock repurchases under the Program’s original authorization of $300.0 million that was approved by the Board on November 19, 2015.  The Program authorizes repurchases of our common stock in open market or negotiated transactions, with the amount and timing of repurchases dependent on market conditions and at the discretion of our management. 

In addition to the Program, we also may acquire shares of our common stock from holders of restricted stock unit awards to satisfy tax withholding requirements due at vesting.  Shares acquired from holders of restricted stock unit awards to satisfy tax withholding requirements do not reduce the Program authorization.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

December 3, 2018
/s/ Scott J. Bowman
Scott J. Bowman
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer